Some stunned by Gulf states’ demand for Al Jazeera shut down, Jamaica says no to the Gulf’s ‘bullying’ of Qatar

“We are stunned … by the call to close down Al Jazeera Satellite network and its affiliates … [to end the] recent boycott against Qatar…,” states an editorial. “The call for shutting down a popular, internationally recognised news network for political reasons is a regressive move on many counts. First of all this is a direct threat to freedom of the press…. Secondly, in a world in which global information is monopolised by western media, to try to ban a news network that [represents] the voices of the Arab world, is short sighted and self destructive…. It is with increasing alarm that we notice … dissenting voices [and] divergent opinions being … vilified as ‘false news’….”

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